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Great Leaders Embrace Office Politics

A rising young executive found herself strategically ousted in an internal power play. Jill had all the chops to rise to the corner office: consistent top 10% performer, hardworking, intelligent, personable, driven, multilingual, an MBA from a top-tier school. Handwritten thank-you notes from the …

Leaders Must Develop 6 Competencies To Avoid Causing Chaos

It’s become a universal truth that there is a lack of leadership in both the public and private sectors. In fact, many would believe that leadership is quickly becoming extinct. Given the cultural demographic shift, most leaders lack the readiness to see diversity and inclusion as a profit center …

5 Business Proverbs Smart People Never Say

These sayings are extremely common. They're also dangerous.<p>If a saying is old or common enough, people tend to accept it without much thought. Advice like "always follow your heart" and "what they don't know won't hurt them" isn't only wrong; it's dangerous.<p>I spoke recently with Alexander Kjerulf, …

5 Behaviors of the Most Successful Leaders

How you build individual relationships has a huge impact on how your entire team performs.<p>As the year comes to a close, you should be reviewing your leadership techniques.<p>Sydney Finkelstein, professor of management and director of the Leadership Center at Dartmouth College's Tuck School of …

The Most Overlooked Quality in Leaders

<i>The MPW Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions</i> …

4 Traits Of Introverts That Make Them Great Leaders

They may not command a room or be classically charismatic, but introverts have many traits that make them excel in leadership roles.<p>The classic image of a great leader is someone full of charisma and exuberant energy, who can convince anyone to follow their ideas. But these outgoing types aren’t …

What to Do First When Managing Former Peers

<i>STEVEN MOORE FOR HBR</i><p>You just learned that you’ve been promoted and will now be managing a team of your former peers — exciting news! That is, until the moment you realize that your good fortune means disappointment for your coworkers who didn’t get the job. When you’re promoted over people who have …

Heartland Bowhunter’s Top 10 Deer Hunting Lessons Learned

By Mark Kenyon Six years ago, at just about this time, I remember sitting in a stale corporate apartment outside of San Francisco thinking that this …

Deer Hunting: 5 Things All Great Stand Sites Have in Common

Behind every good hunter are a few good stand sites. And, all great stand—or ground blind—setups have several things in common. A handful—and likely …

Deer Hunting: 3 Ways the Pros Use the Moon to Kill Big Bucks

Pay attention to the internet, hunting magazines, or outdoor TV shows long enough and you’ll eventually hear talk of the moon. But the moon can be a …

9 Ways to Think Like a Leader

Leaders think differently.<p>Many years ago, I had the opportunity to shadow the CEO of a major technology company for one day. That one day changed my life forever. Walking through the hallways of his company, hearing him interact on phone calls and watching him tackle projects and challenges was …

Happiness

9 Strong Mental Habits That Successful People Never Give Up

Everyone procrastinates. Since the dawn of time, people have been putting things off.<p>Sometimes, procrastinating is harmless. Take for instance the …

Procrastination

Should leaders be modest?

<i>In his new book, ‘Leadership BS,’ Stanford professor and Fortune columnist Jeffrey Pfeffer takes aim at the rapidly growing leadership industrial</i> …

7 Little Acts Of Leadership

Have conversations with your mentor gotten a bit repetitive lately? Perhaps you approached ...<p>Have you ever wondered about the difference between a …

The Fine Line Between Friendship and Leadership - Lolly Daskal | Leadership

The old school of leadership will tell you that leaders and bosses can’t be friends because it may lead to favoritism.<p>The new school of leadership …

The Average Leader's Day

If Your Boss Thinks You’re Awesome, You Will Become More Awesome

If your boss thinks you’re awesome, will that make you more awesome? This question came to us recently, when we were working with the top three levels of management in a multinational. When asked to rate their direct reports on 360 evaluations, some managers consistently rated everyone higher, and …

Choosing Waterfowl Chokes and Loads: Greenheads in the Timber

When most duck hunters imagine heaven, what they’re actually looking at is Arkansas.<p>Yes, the stories you’ve heard are all true, many areas of …

I’m an Introvert and Proud of It

For decades, extroverts have been pressuring introverts to become more extroverted. Enough already.<p>I've mentioned in several columns that I'm an introvert. Yesterday one of my colleagues told me that I shouldn't worry about being introverted because my writing makes me sound extroverted.<p>In other …

7 Things the Best Leaders Never Fail to Do

Want to rise to the top? Take this advice distilled from 24 women who've done it.<p>How does a seemingly ordinary woman become a super-successful business leader? What qualities do you need to reach and then effectively fill a top leadership position? And what qualities or actions are likely to hold …

5 Aspects of Emotional Intelligence Required for Effective Leadership

"The ability to control my emotions and actions sets me apart from other men." -- Navy SEAL Creed<p>Emotional intelligence is widely known to be a key component of effective leadership. The ability to be perceptively in tune with yourself and your emotions, as well as having sound situational …

How Great Leaders Get Employees to Act Like Owners? - Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

The most daring leaders realize that inspiring employees to assume ownership and responsibility is essentially telling them, “I trust you and your …

One Quality That Makes a Leader Truly Great

Some of the most courageous people actually don't seem that brave...until you look beneath the surface.<p>I was a relatively new supervisor when I came up with what I thought was an awesome plan to improve overall productivity by moving a crew to a different shift on an open production line. The …

7 Key Differences Between Successful People And Unsuccessful People

You know what makes highly successful people less stressed, happier and more productive? They know that their personal priorities are worth more than …

Success

How to Earn Respect as a Leader

<i>In this adaptation from his new book, the CEO of Red Hat, Jim Whitehurst, shares advice for how to build credibility in an organization — especially if you are new to it, have a different background than others on your team, or are not in a position of authority.</i><p>How would you be perceived in your …

5 Success Principles That Will Never Die

Success comes in many shapes and sizes. And it can come at you from many different directions. If you are not looking for it, success can pass you by -- several times. You must be on the lookout for success' cousin, opportunity; it is the gateway to success. Often times, opportunity and success …

Are You Easy to Follow? 10 Things Great Leaders Know and Do

“He’s a pretty easy guy to follow.”That was the response from a friend when we were recently talking about how much she enjoys her job. She’s worked …

Leadership